Tuesday, August 16, 2011

COA class is starting soon!

This is the quilt that we will be doing in the COA Quilting 101 class. It is called Autumn Splendor. It is a fun quilt to make. It uses a lot of scraps but I don't think it made a dent in my scrap bins. I do not know the dates of the class yet, but I do know it is an eight week class. It will probably be on Thursday nights. I was told that they are looking for a classroom.
Fall is my favorite time of year! My friend is coming over this afternoon to help me sandwich it. I would love to get it quilted before class.
I purchased the new Bernina "in the ditch" walking foot. I would like to try it out on this quilt. The part that I do not like about the foot is that I have to keep attaching it and removing it when I want to use my walking foot for something else. Like binding.
Remember to thread your needle every day!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Empty Nest Syndrome

This summer has been flying by.
My youngest son has moved to Kansas. His girl friend was accepted into law school and he went with her. I know we are supposed to let our children spread their wings and fly away but it has been very hard for me. He started his new job today so I have been thinking of him quite a bit. To keep my mind busy I have been working on some projects. Our guild passed out some kits to make senior lap quilts. I enjoyed this project. I practiced some free motion and I also did the binding by machine. I machine stitched the binding on the back and then I machine stitched the binding to the front using a decorative stitch. I wish that I had the binding cut a little wider but beggars can not be choosers. The binding is tight so the quilt is a little wavy, but I am happy with it.